Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos - 12/8/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Denver Broncos at Houston Texans

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM (NRG Stadium)

Houston Texans -9.0 . Total 41.5

TV: CBS

The Denver Broncos are on the road for a matchup with the Houston Texans.  The Broncos are (4-8), coming off a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.  The Texans are (8-4), after winning 28-22 over the New England Patriots. 

In the Broncos win . over the Chargers, Denver was led on offense by quarterback Drew Lock.  Lock completed 18 of 28 passes for 134 yds, while throwing 2 touchdowns and an interception.  Lock hooked up with Courtland Sutton for 2 touchdowns int he first quarter.  The Broncos were out gained by the Chargers, 359 to 218.  Denver forced 2 turnovers en route to the victory.  Denver saw their 17-3 lead evaporate in the 4th quarter.  The Chargers tied the game up at 20 with 14 seconds, but that was not all.  The Broncos got the ball back and a pass interference call, set the Broncos up for a last second field goal.  Denver kicker Brandon McManus' connected on a 53 yds attempt to the win the game.  

In the Texans win over the Patriots, Houston was led on offense by quarterback Deshaun Watson.  Watson was 18 of 25 passing for 234 yds, while throwing 3 touchdowns.  Watson also had a 6 yd touchdown reception from DeAndre Hopkins.  The Texans led 28-9, before the Patriots scored 2 late touchdowns in the final 3:42 seconds of the game.  The Texans were out gained 448 to 276 in the win.

Recent Betting Trends:

Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs the AFC.

The under is 8-2-1 in Broncos last 11 road games.

Texans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.

Texans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.

The under is 4-1 in Texans last 5 games overall.

The under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 matchups between the two teams.  Denver has had their issue at quarterback all year, Drew Lock was the latest Bronco to get a shot at the quarterback position.  Lock did not disappoint, securing a win in his first career start.  The Broncos will have their work cut out for them, going up against a very solid Texans team.  Houston has one of the better offenses in the league and are 5-1 at home.  The Texans dominated the Patriots for about 56 minutes of the game.  See what the Texans defense did to the Patriots before the Texans went into prevent mode, I'll take Houston at home in this one.  The Broncos offense ranks 30th in offensive production and won't be able to keep up with Houston.  Final score prediction, Texans win and cover, 27-13.      

Chris’s Pick HOU -9.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.